Head of Hathor

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.9 x 7.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4012

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Full-front face of Hathor in relief. It is made of coarse reddish-brown clay. The hair and features are in dull purple. There is no glaze. It is incrusted. Edged ragged. There are finely detailed features.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way